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Serving up Hollywood in Bali Meet Adrian, our Concierge Consultant  Every once in a while, we receive a concierge request that changes up the rhythm of our day and that’s when we know it’s time to hit the ground running, and we love it. Adrian recounts the time he was involved in helping a guest plan their very own hollywood-esque holiday. The Concierge Request  As early as 6 am Bali time, Adrian receives a text message asking if he could help with a marriage proposal. We love requests like these. After a few messages, Adrian realises the proposal isn’t what we’re used to coordinating. This one is going to require a lot more bling. Villa Finder: How did you make the concierge request come to life? Adrian: I was really geared up to work on this request! It had so many interesting elements to be sorted out before and during…

The First of its Kind; Villa Finder to Host a “Villa Investment in Asia” Event in Singapore Singapore, 11th September 2019- In the 1st edition of Villa Finder’s event series, a “Villa Investment in Asia” talk will be held on the 8th of October 2019 in Singapore. Scheduled for Tuesday morning at 8:30 am – 10:00 am, this event will bring together two of Bali’s best industry experts in Villa Investment.  Location: Villa Finder Singapore Office, 35B Pagoda Street, 059194 Closest MRT: Chinatown, Exit A Closest carpark: Chinatown Carpark Park Cres, behind People’s Park Complex Taxi drop-off point: Sri Mariamman Temple On the back of interests from property investors and business owners, “Villa Investment in Asia” will be the start of Villa Finder’s knowledge sharing sessions for topics like Villa Investment, Villa Rental Market and beyond. With 7 years of experience in the industry, Villa Finder’s events will be dedicated to…

Best Cuts Meet Biondi, our Concierge Consultant  It’s not always the big requests we fulfill that make us proud. As concierge consultants, we take care of the small details too and even we’re surprised at where some requests take us. For Biondi, it was a Father’s day Sunday roast that took him to a little local meat shop in Ubud. The Concierge Request  Villa Finder: How did you make the concierge request come to life? Biondi: I thought about what our client was trying to achieve. They had come from Singapore and were planning on having a Father’s day Sunday roast. The thing is, the villa they were staying in was all the way in Ubud and there aren’t too many butchers in the area. But, lucky for me I used to live in Ubud! I remembered a local butcher I regularly bought from and he had the best cuts in…

This is the last part 3 part series highlighting the very beginnings and subsequent evolution of Villa Finder. Follow us as we go behind the scenes and discover how this Singaporean startup grew from three young lads covering one destination to over 20 employees covering five, all in under three years.  Part I: The Idea behind Villa Finder Part II: Bootstrapping Villa Finder From the very launch of Villa-Bali.com in August of 2012, the growth has been exponential. Sure, the founders knew they had an idea that answered a market demand, and sure, the early client reservations were an indication of potential success to come, but the initial trio of David, Daniel and Adrien couldn’t foresee just how successful they’d be in that first year. As the reservations came pouring in, the team quickly expanded and employees were hired from countries all around the world. They soon realized, however, that in order…

To read about the idea behind Villa Finder, click here. This is part II of our series highlighting the very beginnings and subsequent evolution of Villa Finder. Follow us as we go behind the scenes and discover how this Singaporean startup grew from three young lads covering one destination to over 30 employees and 3000 villas in Asia Pacific. Having validated that his idea for a villa rental website was indeed attainable, and with his sights set firmly on getting his company off the ground, David Chambat focused on recruiting young and ambitious talent. He immediately turned to Daniel Rouquette and Adrien Eudes, two brilliant recent graduates with extensive experience in their respective fields. As the trio came together in Singapore, so did the plans for Villa-Bali.com – as founder, David would oversee the day to day activities and interact with clients, while Daniel would be in charge of marketing and…

This is part 1 in our 3 part series highlighting the very beginnings and subsequent evolution of Villa Finder. Follow us as we go behind the scenes and discover how this Singaporean startup grew from three young lads covering one destination to over 20 employees covering five, all in under three years. Behind every entrepreneurial venture is an idea, some so ingeniously obvious you wonder why you didn’t think of them first. In many cases, that’s what makes them so successful – betting on a clever idea, filling a market need, and delivering on a promise of quality are three key factors to building a lasting company and a unique brand. For Villa Finder, the idea for a trustworthy villa rental website blossomed when founder and CEO David Chambat had trouble finding a Bali rental site from a reliable source. After coming to Bali for 15+ years and even tying…